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Design of cast-in-place balanced cantilever bridges in Turkey

The cast-in-place balanced cantilever bridges are becoming popular in Turkey. Most of the highway bridges are designed using a modified version of the AASHTO bridge specifications. Differences in US design practice and Turkish design practice will be summarized in this paper. The differences are usually observed in design loads and in selection of concrete material properties. The static and dynamic analysis of bridges including construction staging is similar to the ones in USA. A case study is presented at the end of the paper.